VOX is LIVE at #Sligo19 bringing you summaries of the main messages & a flavour of the week so you won’t miss a thing!
How can the Gospel affect the whole of our lives?
Exploring the differences between Christian Counselling, Pastoral Care and Prayer Ministry
Our series on nutrition and faith continues with nutritionist Linda de Courcy.
How a small project from a Dublin church has helped provide wells for 70 communities in Africa
“I had a right old tantrum in the middle of a busy metro station as the beautiful people of Paris walked past me.”
Two differing Christian perspectives on the up-coming Referendum on Divorce
A world turned upside down with a diagnosis of incurable cancer
40 years of making God’s love real in south Armagh
If there is something going on beyond the usual suspects, is it not worthwhile making some time to listen to their stories?
Enjoy highlights from this year’s #FindingFaith with a look back at the daily blogs.
Moving away from a “behave, believe, belong” culture
Fr. Martin calls for a “new beginning” at the funeral of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee in St. Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast
“Encountering God is not about the extent of human incapacity but about God’s unlimited capacity.”
Tiglin celebrates a decade of fighting substance abuse
Imagine marrying modern tech and ancient Sabbath in a collective social experiment
"Over the past 10 years a new humility has become tangible."
What has the Bible got to say about economics?
I’m an imperfect follower of God. If you get that, then everything else might make some sense.
Ministry leaders share their thoughts about the last decade and look ahead to the future
Enjoy the first of our new series on nutrition and faith with nutritionist Linda de Courcy.
Sharing and demonstrating the love of God in Dublin’s inner city
Exciting New Irish Albums being released
Irish leaders learn from the Church in Lebanon and Syria
We asked senior Irish church leaders to reflect back on the last 10 years
A new report by Evangelical Alliance Ireland surveys churches beyond the traditional main four denominations
VOX editor Ruth Garvey-Williams reflects on the last decade
On World AIDS Day, Richard Carson (CEO of ACET Ireland) shares his annual guest post for VOX magazine.
Why 1 Corinthians 13 is one of the most troubling passages in the New Testament
“I have fabulous hair. No, I really do.”
Learning disabilities and the body of Christ
Ana Mullan looks back on 10 years of exchange and encounter with a very unique person
How an artist discovered her place in the church
The Girls’ Brigade light continues to shine
“God help me, I’m in bits!”
Meet Simon Marriott from Youth for Christ Ireland
Gut reactions and deeper reflections after the abortion referendum
Violence is the antithesis of love. Jesus was radically nonviolent.
Reflections on race and white supremacy in an Irish context
Enjoy a look back at #Sligo18 - New Wine Ireland’s summer conference with summaries of all the main sessions.
The Irish Bible Institute receives a ringing endorsement
Exploring the role of justice in our mandate to care for the world, which God created
Lifting the veil on domestic violence
When pixels on a screen and social media sentiments just won’t do
Artist Ross Wilson talks about his work and his recent tribute to missionary Amy Carmichael
Learning to glorify God in the choices we make about food
Introducing our brand new column with Patrick Mitchel of the Irish Bible Institute
Celebrating what God is doing through women in Ireland
From the 1 - 7 May, we’ll be hunting down stories of faith, life and reality all over Ireland!
"The path to wholeness, for me, is removing all crutches, coping mechanisms and chancing of my arm."
It’s time to put on your own oxygen mask before you help others.
Could it be that striving for this sense of wellness is actually a deeper, more unconscious search for wholeness?
Home grown projects that are transforming lives across this island
Combining nationalism and patriotism with Christianity doesn’t tend to end well.
Nick Park wonders why it's so hard to find good Christian fiction.
The Leprosy Mission Ireland has a new name and a fresh determination
Our resident Soapboxer's final VOX column looks at the legacy of Christendom in Ireland.
Rev. Heather Morris explores her perspective on mission in post-Christendom Ireland.
One man's journey from an organic farm in Midleton to fashion designer in Dublin
Reflections on the journey of a new church.
The realities of life and witness in a post-Christendom Ireland.
The Feint Saint on the various hats she wears.
The Prodigal Son story and how it affects our mission as Christians in Ireland.
What an apology given 34 years too late can teach us about the act of saying sorry.
2018 New Year message from senior Irish church leaders calls for renewed efforts to protect the most vulnerable.
OM Ireland marks two significant anniversaries
For World AIDS Day 2017, Richard Carson from ACET reflects on life at the margins and the need for lament.
Why Irish citizenship doesn't make me any more legitimate than I was before
The Venezuelan bass player with the successful international fusion band Baile an Salsa.
Exploring the connection between creation care and discipleship
A story of school bags, copybooks and a shoebox
Do we make nice buildings and hope people visit or build nice people who go visiting?
How does adoption fit into the options for crisis pregnancies?
Learning reconciliation from the Rwandan church
Trusting "smart people" with passive investments is a luxury of the rich—at great cost to the poor
"It’s much harder to sit in judgement of others when you know your own imperfections well."
“I have found Tempo to be a deep learning experience.”
The Feint Saint wrestles with an Olympic-sized head cold and some of life's bigger questions.
A dynamic partnership between International Justice Mission and the Church of Ireland Youth Department has produced The Justice Sessions.
The Evangelical Alliance Forum explores community transformation on Saturday, 4 November
What happens when a hurricane - or other Acts of God - wreck your plans?
Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?
We all survived Plan B, Plan C or even Z; our kids will, too
What if the church simply began to consider that all goodness might come from God?
The world is not poised, mocking grins ready, waiting for us to fail. And neither is God, explains the Feint Saint.
"In a few short years, she had buried her son and her husband and lost her home."
Open Doors: Standing with the persecuted church - and an epic cycle from Belfast to Turkey
That creation care is part of the mission of the church is widely accepted. But is creation also relevant to the other marks of mission?
How one church is working with community groups and civil authorities to create a community where every person feels safe, secure and respected.
“I bought a big red Bible - a real beauty. Even on the train home, I was hugging it to my chest.”
VOX magazine is LIVE at #Sligo17 for the New Wine Ireland summer conference this week bringing you news of all that is happening, as it happens. Don't miss a thing!
We can speak better of the faith journey with God when we boldly share the hard bits
Cork Christians respond to the homeless crisis
Why saying yes to hospitality is as easy - or as dangerous - as pulling out the hoover
From our kids to our institutions - how come we find it so difficult to say one simple word?
Helping young people to know God’s love even when life gets tough!
Introducing a ministry hub in the heart of Galway that is transforming the lives of young people.
How much do tradition, upbringing and emotion affect our understanding of faith and interpretation of Scripture?
Brought up as a pastor’s daughter in Dublin, Sian Fitzgerald’s journey took her to heartbreak and back before she returned “home” in more ways than one.
An exciting opportunity for worship leaders.
On 27 May, millions of people across the world will step beyond fear and share their faith.
"I CHOSE to believe in myself and DECIDED to change," tells us the Feint Saint.
1 in 5 people in Ireland have had a mental health problem. I'm one of them. Let's talk about it.
VOX Magazine's editor, Ruth Garvey-Williams, heads off on another epic tour of the country hunting down stories of faith, life and reality
Thinking Biblically and theologically about refugees - including the uncomfortable bits
I was born after Roe v. Wade, so I’m learning from Irish believers how to approach "the before" abortion conversation
"I know that Jesus would weep." A very personal experience of homelessness.
The story of Betania Church, a Romanian Pentecostal community in Dublin
The rapid growth of the Redeemed Church of God in Ireland
Why our pro-life ethic must extend to the housing crisis and beyond
These five creative (and nontraditional) Lenten practices can strengthen your spirit all year long
The Feint Saint wonders how you say "thank you" to your cornea donor.
Stories of changed lives
The ocean elements and revealing what's going on inside ourselves
Spoiler alert: More than you think
"Three words describe what Encounter is about: discovering, serving and growing."
Cork churches prepare for 10 days of city-wide outreach in March.
Christian environmentalist Jonny Hanson argues that the Irish churches must address economic and ecological issues.
How do churches and Christian organisations respond when wrongdoing comes to light?
Helping Christians in Ireland to dig deep into the Bible
Procrastination doesn’t just rob us of success, it steals God’s best right out from under us.
The miraculous story of the Diospi Suyana hospital in Peru.
Avoiding an impoverished narrative that favours privilege and power.
"Jesus cared deeply and acted decisively. He went out of his way to help the alienated, mistreated, and those facing injustice."
The life lived in our house is not so unlike the life lived in the church; things will get messy.
Evangelical Alliance Ireland Executive Director Nick Park discusses the role Christians can have in advocating for the rights of others.
Four women share why they did – or didn’t – march in Dublin’s “Women’s March on Washington”
Solicitor Cormac O Ceallaigh considers the implications of the Charities Act.
Five simple ways to engage with a world in crisis
Filtering violent headlines through the eyes of Advent
"My problem is not that I’m right; my problem is knowing I’m right."
ACET CEO Richard Carson discusses Advent, Apocalypse and AIDS on World AIDS Day.
The Soapboxer on why the Bible basically tells us to "zip it"
How importing Thanksgiving can improve our spiritual posture
The Feint Saint on connections, communication and heart frequencies
Trump's election is an opportunity for the international body of believers to show a new way forward for the American church
How do we stop reinventing the wheel?
"Healing takes time. It means learning how to work with God. I bring my wounds to Him, and He soothes the pain."
The Journey of a Team Hope Shoebox
The choices we make – or the ones that are made for us – don’t have to make or break our calling
Can freedom of conscience and civil accommodation co-exist?
Reaching Your Community… what would Jesus do?
How Third Culture Kids can help us bridge the ocean of loneliness
Dublin-based director Greg Fromholz and his latest film on the man behind 'The Message'.
Two documentaries highlight the history of our society and who we want to live in it
"They have to fight tooth and nail for things I have taken entirely for granted."
Why anger just might be a force for good
How inviting people into our homes can heal weary souls
Why "abolition" means more than free water
Living in community allows us to share intimately without shame
As children grow, mothers can find freedom and purpose in new roles
Lessons from Five Ecological Disasters
Introducing the work of Precept Ministries Ireland
How do I develop a fruit-producing intimacy, asks our resident Soapboxer
The former Irish Bible School has become a centre of hope and restoration
The Feint Saint knows the feeling of being watched
Community meals in the Loaves and Fishes Café in Arklow, Co. Wicklow
All the news from the New Wine Summer Conference LIVE from #Sligo16.
Sean Mullan wonders why our society is terrified of serious followers of religion
"Judge not lest thou be judged” or “back off and leave me alone”?
Releasing young people into their potential
Annmarie Miles on experiencing people's passion for refuse and recycling
A summary from one of our 'Suicide Prevention and the Church" event keynotes
Dr Keith McCrory casts a vision of conciliation with the St. Patrick's Foundation
Finding Faith Tour 2016 - hunting down stories of faith, life and reality.
"How do we move forward from 1916?" asks Rev Dr Trevor Morrow
Sarah Marshall explores the issue of body image and how it impacts women within the church in Ireland.
Meet “The Voice of Ireland” contestant: “You gave me the gift of song, and I want to use it to praise your name.”
Fr. Peter McVerry on standing in solidarity with the homeless and the marginalised in our society
"The new vertical relationship with God results in new horizontal relationships with one another."
...asks Lydia Monds from the Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal
Exploring the elephant in the church
Putting Jesus back at the heart of Easter
Guess which nation celebrates its independence on a different date each year?
Welcome to Dublin Central Mission
The Feint Saint on becoming the good Reverend's wife
We sit down with the Chapel band and hear what it's like to beat Justin Bieber and how the church should be pioneering fresh music
"Ah yes, I remember it well!", or do you? Seán Mullan on dimentia and the 1916 celebrations
How can we build a culture of mentoring in our churches?
Richard Spratt from Fields of Life ponders the disconnect between rich and poor and wonders which is which…
The inspiring story of Pastor Jack McKee who has worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation in the heart of Belfast
BCM celebrates 50 years of kids ministry in Ireland
"I do know that God’s blessings are for every age and stage."
A shoebox miracle - 16 years on!
Seán Mullan mulls over the concept of rest - in a city that never sleeps
“Creating a space and a place for young people to encounter God."
Scott Evans searches for a uniquely Irish model of ministry
Innovista Ireland National Director Sam Moore reflects on the Young Adults' Survey findings.
The amazing story of veteran missionary Maud Kells
Links to notes from all the main sessions.
Christian camp provides a fresh start for teenage boys
Has the church, at least in the more affluent parts of the world, lost the art of singing the blues, asks Seán Mullan.
We've been hunting inspiring stories of faith, life and reality! Here are links to all the daily blogs.
An unlikely friendship leads to an unusual opportunity at a Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.
Our third "Finding Faith Tour" starts on 19 May with inspiring stories of faith, life and reality.
Updates from Irish Christian aid agencies working in Nepal and ways for you to give.
"Everyone is of unique and sacred value, whether they have a disability or not!"
"What happened when we challenged our people to pray for their neighbours and invite them to church?"
Tell stories and drink tea? Now THAT I can do!
“I had only turned my back for a moment and the world had changed."
“What will the Gospel look like if it explodes and spreads out within our community?”
What you need to know about summer festivals and conferences around Ireland!
"I must say that I have got the moving thing down to a fine art."
Seán Mullan explores the difference between Facebook friends and real friends.
Discussing faith and art with film director Phil Harrison.
Artist Thomas Brezing asks what happens when art and faith intermingle.
Actor Shay Phelan shares the joy of using his gifts for God.
Young artist, Jilly Mc Ateer shares her journey.
Fergus Ryan paints in the footsteps of the Masters.
Ireland’s leading climate scientist is to a address Letterkenny climate justice event this month.
Spirit Radio presenter Kelly Cassidy chats with Moya Brennan about music, life and faith.
What has ART have to do with faith? These are the results of our VOX Readers’ Survey about Art and Faith.
Wasn’t St. Patrick a "blow-in”, just like me?
Some lessons from Joshua chapter one with Rev. Craig Cooney.
Forgiveness and reconciliation in Rwanda - 20 years after the devastating genocide.
Jobcare celebrates 20 years helping the unemployed overcome the barriers to finding work.
"So there we sat, looking at the same thing, feeling totally different about it."
David Hamilton responds to bullying in the church.
Nick Park explores the definition of marriage in the light of constitutional changes.
"For me, this is not an argument or a controversy or a topic. It is a story... it is my story."
Seán Mullan discusses why we create our own networks of "people like us".
Seán Mullan learns the lesson of unloading clutter
Jennifer Russell shares her story as a “special needs mum”.
...but I'm still journeying back to where I was.
A new campaign to combat a problem which damages the poorest people.
A consultant from Drogheda volunteers on board the Mercy Ships.
A new resource for sharing faith with young people.
“Those who protect bullies are without excuse.”
Previously sentenced to death in Sudan, Meriam is now in safety in the USA.
VOX Editor Ruth Garvey-Williams brings us some of the highlights of this year's event.
Live from the Sligo
Take a closer look at the clothes Jesus wore
Caring for ex-offenders
What happens when it all goes wrong? An interview with James Gallen, lecturer in law at DCU.
A 1492 family feud leads to a unique exhibit in St. Patrick's Cathedral
A Sorry Tale
Are we making every effort?
A visit to Africa prompts heart-searching for VOX's graphic designer Krista Burns
Lorraine Wylie looks at the topical issue of assisted suicide